Binary Star Integrator (3D)

Integration Time: (Binary periods)

Orbit of the Binary Stars:

Mass of Star 1: (Solar masses) Mass of Star 2: (Solar masses)
Average Distance Between the Stars: (AU) Eccentricity of Stars' Orbits:

Orbit of the Planet

Orbital Elements of the planet are relative to:
Semimajor Axis:
(Binary separation distances)
Argument of Pericenter: (degrees)
Eccentricity: True Anomaly: (degrees)
Inclination: (degrees) Longitude of the Ascending Node: (degrees)

Want fewer buttons? Try a two-dimensinoal orbit: Binary Star Integrator (2D)

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Binary Star Integrator written by Heather Cohen and Dr. Douglas P. Hamilton